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Advisor:

  • David Mott
  • James Ford II
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Sura AlMahasis, PharmD, MSc

Teaching Assistant


Generally, I am interested in improving antibiotic use and combating antimicrobial resistance through the design of  antimicrobial stewardship interventions.

For my master's thesis, I explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pharmacy-based immunization in rural USA. My thesis was titled ‘Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Pharmacy-Based Immunization in Rural USA: a cross-sectional study of community pharmacists from five Southeastern States’.

For my doctoral dissertation, I am interested in optimizing antibiotic prescribing in the urgent care setting through the design of a prescriber-centered antimicrobial stewardship intervention tailored to this setting. 

Research interests: global health, global pharmacy, epidemiology, patient outcomes, implementation science, and antimicrobial resistance. 

Project Assistant and Volunteer Projects: 

  • Piloting the Implementation and Evaluation of Best Practice Alerts for Naloxone Dispensing at Rural Wisconsin Pharmacies. 
    Advisor: Martha Maurer, PhD

  • Global AMS Survey: Pharmacists involvement in AMS activities around the world.
    Advisor: Laurel Legenza, PharmD, PhD

Sura graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (2017) from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan.

In Jordan, she worked as a research assistant at the Jordan University of Science and Technology and a pharmacy preceptor at the University of Jordan.

Sura moved to the USA in 2019 as a Fulbright Foreign Scholar, to pursue a Master’s degree in Health Outcomes Research and Policy (2021) from Auburn University, Alabama. 

Currently, Sura is pursuing her PhD in Health Services Research in Pharmacy and is being advised by Dr. David Mott and Dr. James Ford. 

 

As a PharmD graduate, I have been a pharmacy preceptor in the following rotation:

  • Internal Medicine: Nephrology, Spring & Summer 2019

As a graduate student, I have been a teaching assistant in the following courses:

  • Pharmacy 608: Safety and Quality in the Medication Use System, Fall 2022 & Fall 2023
  • Pharmacy 611: Law and Regulation, Spring 2023
  • Pharmacy 414: Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy, Spring 2024
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ORCID: 0000-0003-1371-7214